Exercise-2 (Net cash provided/used by investing activities)

By: Rashid Javed | Updated on: September 8th, 2022


The Big and Fast company provides the following information about its activities in the year 2016.

  • Marketable securities purchased: $45,000
  • Treasury stock purchased: $56,000
  • Inventory purchased: $412,000
  • Land sold: $95,000
  • Machinery purchased: $278,000
  • Common stock issued: $168,000

Required: Compute net cash provided/used by investing activities to be reported in the statement of cash flows of Big and Fast company.



Note: The following activities have not been included in the above computation because these are not investing activities.

  1. Purchase of treasury stock – a financing activity.
  2. Purchase of inventory – an operating activity.
  3. Issuance of common stock – a financing activity.


The P&G company provides the following information for the year 2016:

  1. Old plant asset sold for $164,000 and the gain on such sale was of $5,000.
  2. Treasury stock purchased for $42,000.
  3. Investment purchased for $25,000.
  4. A new plant asset purchased for $115,000.
  5. Common stock issued for $375,000

Required: Calculate net cash provided/used by investing activites for P&G company using above information.




  1. The sale proceeds of old plant asset of $164,000 include gain of $5,000.
  2. Purchase of treasury stock and the issuance of common stock are not investing activities.
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